Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products were recalled after the manufacturer, B&G Foods, learned that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third party supplier contain peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The manufacturer discovered that ingredients from a single supplier used in the affected products were contaminated with peanut and almond allergens. The manufacturer has since terminated its relationship with this supplier and is receiving these ingredients from other sources in anticipation of resuming production shortly.
The recalled products were distributed in retail stores and foodservice outlets nationwide.
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See also Medical Law Perspectives, July 2012 Report: Foodborne Illness: When Grabbing a Bite Can Be Deadly